Safari, Pages crashing "quit unexpectedly"

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    jasmine84

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    Lately I have been noticing some applications, most memorably Safari and Pages, quitting unexpectedly. I'm just in there and boom, out of nowhere, it quits. Has anyone else had this problem or know what may be causing it? I am on a brand new 15" i5 MBP running Snow Leopard 10.6.4. I was going to switch back to Chrome from Safari, but since other apps are doing it too I'm thinking it's not just the web browser's fault but the fault of something else on my computer...

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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    Dolorian

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    Not sure what it may be but I have always found Safari to be quite fragile and unstable...it crashes rather often. Don't have that problem with Chrome.
     
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    iDisk

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    Flash


    Are you buy any chance running site with Flash?

    Flash is the #1 reason why Macs crash.

    - Bruce
     
  4. LPZ
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    Post a crash report, including the backtrace (lines numbered 0, 1, 2, etc) for the thread that crashed and the Binary Images section.
     
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    lodowall

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    Hi all,i have the same jasmine's problem....it quits unexpectedly.
    it started when i accepted to install a new toolbar.
    Sometimes i can not quit safari with the red (x),unless i go on the menu and I click on "quit".:(

    Any answer?!

    Thanks all

    Lodo
     
  6. LPZ
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    Clicking that red "traffic light" will never quit Safari. It simply closes that window.

    As for crashes, you'd need to post a crash report. Many Safari crashes are caused by Flash player or by third-party plugins. I'd start by uninstalling that "new toolbar".
     
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    lodowall

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    yeah i know...;)I meant that when i click on the red traffic light i can not quit the window..i can only use the yellow traffic light.

    well,about the toolbar,i have no idea how to unistall it...:):confused:

    thanks
     
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    Apple OC

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    what is the new ToolBar? ... someone here will advise how to get rid of it :cool:
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    I had a similar problem when I upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard. Safari, Pages, iMovie and some other apps would always crash unexpectedly too. I found after a month or so of frustration and Apple tech support and reinstalls of the OS, that it was Flash causing ALL my problems.

    You may need to uninstall Flash altogether and see how it goes. Then if all seems well, try reinstalling the latest version of Flash, if you need it.
     
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    thanks a lot,i will try it!

    Lodo
     
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    I would also try installing the plug-in Click2Flash...It allows you to choose whether or not you want to see flash, and will also give you the option of watching videos in H.264.

    My Safari used to crash a few times a week, but since I installed Click2Flash it's been almost perfect...and a heck of a lot snappier.
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    Yep, I have that in my signature... :cool:
     
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    Nope. Safari 5.0.2 is rock solid on 10.6.4. I often have 50 to 100 tabs open in Safari.

    3.5 year old MacBook Pro Santa Rosa, 4gb of ram. I use this Safari flash blocker (not click2flash):
    http://obamapacman.com/2010/06/apple-safari-5-flash-blocker-mac-os-x-pc-windows/
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    50-100 tabs open. Wow, what all do you have open and how do you manage all that? What is the RAM usage of Safari with all that?
     
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    lodowall

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    Unistalling flash player Safari is working good.
    I hope i solved my problem!

    Well,i wanna know more about click2flash...
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    http://clicktoflash.com/
     
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    lodowall

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    I tested Safari all the afternoon long.

    Now It's ok!

    Unistalling flash player and installing newest version of it i solved my problem.


    Thanks a lot everyone!

    Cheers Lodo
     
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    akswun

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    I find that Youtube and youtube embedded videos cause safari to crash constantly. I swear I opted for HTML5 to be displayed when possible.

    I'll try to reinstall flash drivers. Hopefully it works.
     

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